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her future. good morning, thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs. today i trsday. it is the 16th day of sepmber 2010. let's take a live look outside this morning. we have some clouds above us right now. nice day at 66 degrees. going to get warm, too. here's tom. >> a southerly breeze will increase this afternoon, that will sweep in some warmth and get us into the mid 80s probably by midternoon. then a front moves in fromhe midwest and looks like it may trigger some showers in the mountains by midafternoon. shenandoah valley by perhaps late afternoon, and here inthe metro area after sunset. so thankfully much-needed rain coming our way. let's look at temperatures now. it's off to a pleasant start on this thursday morning. we're in the low 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. upper 60s in washington. and right near the water, only in the 50s though in western maryland and much of west virginia, eastern shore mid 60s. and right at the beach, it's near 70. and if a few of those showers moving in, where you see passing showers in ohio, kentucky, and sout
. >>> and saying goodbye to edwin newman, whose brilliant career made us all better. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. if there is a lesson from last night, here it is. the tea party is for real, in case anyone had any dots. and within the republican party, you could see some veteran politicians adjusting to that idea after watching a few establishment politicians go down to defeat last night. they were primary elections last night in a number of importa places and races. the message of voter discontent, and the status quo, loud and clear. while that w last night's result, and november is something else entirel lots of people awoke to a new political reality today. but there's a lot of that going around, starting in delaware where our own kelly o'donnell starts us off tonight. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. tonight, democrats and tea par supporters are excited about the same big upset here, each believing it can help their separate causes. while republican officials are trying to figure out how to win with a candidate th
, some crime like that taking place he. >> reporter: police say this man used the internet to befriend a woman whom he later held captive and victimized. >> the person may seem like a nic person on the other end of the phone. if you don't know them, you have to assume that foul play could be involved. >> reporter: accoing to the sheriff, this go back to june. that's when they stay suspect john swan evanset the victim on the dating website eharmony.com. july, they say, he lured her to his house here in south riding. and health her against her will. and sexually assaulted her here. there is fear there could be more vicms. >> in a situation like this, the same as someone has been scammed them don't want the embarrassment of someone being scammedo they don't say anything. that'sow these perpetrators continuing. if anybody is fwam this person, we would lake to hear from them. >> reporter: some advice fom the sheriff. when you go to meet someone for the first time, don't do it at their place or your place. do it in a public place. it's mu safer there. i'm pat collins, news4, loudoun county.
to go. we have to educate ourself to a better economy. education is an economic strategy. you see us being 20th in math and science, we've fallen one generation from first to ninth in college graduates? that's unacceptable. we're paying a terrible price in the economy because we've lost our way educationally. that's why we're pushing so hard for reform. >> there's a lot of money in the reform movement right now. you t most of it. you got billions of dollars. as part of race to the top. president bush started no child left behind. that will be reauthorized, you hope, certainly. where are we with those? you're giving money. but there's a lot more conditions to drive accountability. >> we're not investing in the status quo. with the race to the top, it represen less than 1% of the total k through 12 spending nationally, you see 36 states raising standards,ot dummying down things, not lying to children because of political pressure. most states are removing barriers to innovative schools. eliminate the linking of teacher evaluation and student achievement. it's remarkable progress and co
, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: jay said he wanted to sit down with her this week but she is out of town. d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee is visiting her fute husband, kevin johnson, the mayor of sacramento. her future here at chancellor growing dim. on friday's show, vincent gray that he will talk to rhee next month. said say he will either
. back to you. >> pat collin, thanks, pat. >>> a candidate for u.s. senate struck by an suv while riding her bike. the crash happened over th weekend near prince george's community college. the driver told police she didn't know she had hit anyone. tonight at 5:30, we'll hear from the victim's mother a find out how the motorist didn't know she was dragging the person for several miles. >>> family member say dr. david skoen in good condition and doing better every day. authorities say 50-year-old paul pardus of arlington shothim after the doctor delivered news of his mother's condition. after shooting him, pardus shot a killed his mother before turning the gun on himself. >>> university of maryland community is once again on edge tonight after a sixth armed robbe was reported near the campus. the attacks started in early august. the most recent one happened sunday morning in a parking lot off route 1. egan mcgrath is there with a warning from police. >> reporter: the parking lot is well lit and not exactly off the beaten path. but that did not stop the suspects. early sunday morning, poli
. >> briefly, yes. remarkable couple of years. a long time ago. stay with us, we've got "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00. >> breaking news, three people are dead in an overnight crash involving an ambulance. we are live with dails. >> good morning, i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this thursday, september 16th, 2010. we want to take a live look outside right now. it is 65 degrees. a cool, refreshing morning. another autumn day. tom says clouds are moving in. good morning to you, tom. >> well, to help out our parched region with the drought ongoing we have a chance for much-needed rain. that is probably not going to be arriving until this evening, after sunset. between nownd then, another dry day. and right now around our region the temperatures are showing a mild start compared to the last couple oforning when it's been rather chilly. right ow it's generally in the low 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. upper 60s in washington and near the waters. out in the mountains, low 50s in many locations. eastn shore in the low 60s. and as we take a l
into what caused it. now the latest on this. >> the use of this fire remains under investigation. while there's been lots of speculation about what caused it go we're still awaiting word from investigators about what caused the fire. meanwhile, what is known is that a lot of homes, a lot of lives have been disrupted by this. and there is an outpouring of support moral and otherwise for those lives were changed. across the street, vinyl siding and a cable box melted from the extreme heat. it started in about 3:00 p.m. thursday. smoke could be sen for miles. concern for flooding flames will will for block. >> they did move us a block up the road. we just live right up the street and debris was flying into our yard. >> reporter: there was a challenge for firefighters. the home were close together. >> access was somewhat limited. and our fire an rat us is rather large, trying to place that in a most advantageous situation. >> reporter: the fire was eventually put down. the aftermath proved too much for one homeowner. >> just to maybe -- terrible. >> when they were building them, i said thes
in district heights, meagan has been on the story all morning. joining us liveith the story. >> reporter: good morning, a 911 call came in about midnight about someone sufferi from an overdose. an ambulance was dispatched from the fire station and responding west down marlboro pike, suv traveling in the opposition cross the center line and struck the blblts all three men in the suv were killed. the side of the ambulance is ripped open. an indication how violent the collison was. paramedics had not yet picked up the patient. >> the right hand side of the ambulance is obliterated. th patient compartment area is removed and exposed to the exterior. it hppened at around midnight. pole say the ambulance left the station with lights and sirens activated as the ambulance travelled west on marlboro pike, the suv was barrelling down the wrong side of the road say investigators. >> the driver of the suv ended up crossing over the double yellow line into the path of the ambulance. the ambulance had to make an evassive maneuver, but they ended up side swiping each other. >> equipment thrown 100 feet fro
away were affected. >> at one point, they did move us a block up the road. and we just live up the street and debris from here was flying into our yard. >> reporter: for some folk who live in the communicate, they fear with so many homes so close together, one neighbor's fate could quickly become that of a neighborhood. >> when they were building them, i said with these, they're just too cse together. i was afraid something like this might happen. >> reporter: some decided to pass on this community altogether. the houses were st too close for comfort. >> i really like the housing over here and i like the area. but my husband will me, he said no, angel, the houses is o close together. >> reporter: sprinklers that reinforce exterior fire wall were not present in these homes. they're not required here. >> these hous were built exactly according to co at the time that they were built. >> reporter: as for the monetary cost, first there was no life lost. several pets did perish in the fires, however. the three house that's were destroyed and the contents have been valueat about $600,
winds hit an office building that used to be a church, knocking the steeple inside the building, where it almost hit a woman's desk. she was away from her desk at the time and no one was hurt. dramatic, you don't see that everyday. it is now 7:04. back to meredith and al. we had severe thunderstorms last night. >> came rolling >>> mild and rather humid. good morning on this thursday morning. we have some clouds coming through, a temperatures now 73 in washington. mild around much of the region. and the view from our radar showing one shower now movg into northern frederick county, maryland, out of northeastern washington county drifting off to the east-northeast. later today we should climb into the low 90s, mid-90s tomorrow and lower humidity. cooler weather for the weekend. clouds around on sunday. small chance of a shower. >>> that's your latest wester. matt. >>> thanks so much. to politics, president obama addresses the united nations today as the gop addresses a n plan to deal with the economy and health care. msnbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is here. >> the pre
are working? and what can each one of us do tohelp? our discussion with around duncan, leading reformer and chancellor of shington, d.c. school michelle rhee, randi weingarten, president of the federation of teachers. and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit public schools. captions paid for by nbc-universal television 0. >>> but first, to politics and the divided congress. what will republicans do in power? this week, republican leaders in the house unveiled their pledge to americ campaign manifesto that's the 2010 version of the gop's contract with america from 1994. the higights -- extend the bush tax cuts, t spending, and repeal health care reform. >> our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> but the question is, are these new ideas or more of the same? here to debate tt question among others, one of the architects of the republican pledge, the chairman of the house republican congress, representative -- representative mikpence of diana. he's here in new york
their voters. tom sherwood joins us with more. >> there was one unusual moment. that's when the mother of a former mayor got into the act. >> reporter: what was your view of the questions? >> reporter: at wtop rodeo friday, fenty and gray passed each other in the newsroom disagreeing the school chancellor michelle rhee, gray won't say whether he would keep the leader. >> i want to sit down with her after the primary so we can get a sense of where she is and where i am and what the chemistry will be. >> reporter: and fenty again stated he's made a mistake by not reaching out to more citizens. >> spending so much time. absolutely getting things done. focusing on results. that's been, you know, both my legacy as mayor and maybe a little bit of my albatross. >> reporter: at a later candidate forum in georgetown, fenty was acknowledging support from anderson williams when he was interrupted by a woman in the audience. >> we're talking about williams. i'm very glad to have his support and endorsement. when mayor williams introduced chancellor -- >> can you ask people not to interrupt? >> the
reality. despite the efforts of some to make us think it's all gone, turns out most of the oil that spilled into the gulf is still there. ightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's enough to make you believe that education, specifically fixing education, is now emerging as a real national goal. at least it's officially part of the national conversation. as you may know, we're hosting this multi-day summit here at rockefeller plaza in new york called "education nation." and today, the story advanced with news on education from the president of the united states on down. and some of the people in the fight seem actually hopeful that breahroughs and real change could start coming fast. we want to begin our coverage tonight wi lester holt here in the studio. lester, goodvening. >> reporter: those gathered here agree the system has on the overhauled but cnging the way we educate our kids means challenging long-held traditions and as that can be a very difficult conversation. >> it is my pleasure to welcome you to education nation on
and you help out a very good cause. thank you, corporal, for joining us. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> reporter: we want to thank them for what they're doing up there as well. >> thank you vy much for coming out and showing your support. >> reporter: there you go. there you have it. we are live in laurel. back to you. >> thank you. while you're out there, grab some doughnuts. >> reporter: i don't know if they'll make it back to the station. >> thanks a lot. >> reporter: l right. >>> happening today the state of our schools will be dominating the political conversation on "meet the press." d.c. schoo chancellor michelle rhee will join moderator david gregory for an exclusive conversation. this is part of nbc's weeklong education nation wich will take an in-depth look at reforming the nation's education system. joining rhee are secretary of education, arnie de duncan, for d.c. city administrator robert bobb and president of the american federation of teachers randi weingarten who has butted heads with rhee in the past. you can watch it here at 10:30. >>> a manassas neig
into my dance career before they realized, "you know, i guess he's doing it for good." >> we used to think that people to the ballet are either older, rich, retired people, and septime have made the dierence of bringing younger people that are just starting to be in charge of the decisions that we are making in thworld right here in washington, d.c., to be interested in the arts, and he has brought that entertainment factor for those people to be interested in taking them out of the where we think ballet is. and when they come and see what we are up to, they are like, "wow! i never thought this was ballet." >> the city seems very receptive to new ideas, expanding the repertoire, expanding the connections with the audience, and really challenging the audiences and mixing it up a little bit. so, yeah, i think that washington's been really receptive. >> many of septime's colleagues applaud his efforts and success in connecting the company to urban washingt through community outreach and also in creating diverse and theatrical programming, making ballet more accessible to washington, d.c., are
to you. >> reporter: good morning. it's a busyay at the wilson building. just a few seconds ago, u.s. attorney general eric holder entered to actually have a face-to-face discussion with mayoral electincent gray and have a conversation with him. just a nice courtesy being extended there. and then, he moves on to a conversation with chancellor rhee. now, this is the conversation that's not only important to the future of d.c. schools, but it's also one that's being watched nationally. d.c. city council chair vincent gry, the presumptive new d.c. mayor. he has not said whether that push for improvement in d.c. schools willnclude chancellor michelle rhee. rhee who was appointed by mayor adrian fenty is considered by many the national face of school reform and a feature in a film aboutducation called "waiting for superman." >> you wake up every morning and you know that kids are getting a really crappy education right now. >> reporter: rhee has made a number of controversial decisions gaining supporters and opponents. including the mass firings of hundreds of teachers and principals, the
transportation officials are hoping two new ramps will be a welcome change for commuters who use the wilson bridge. >>> and this morning, redskins' coaches will be studying just went wrong in st. louis after a loss to the rams. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara rrison. it's monday, september 27th, 2010. and we begin this morng with the much-needed rain and the possibility of some storms later today. tom kierein is here now with the forecast. tom? >> yeah. came in yesterday. we've had some occasional showers since then. and this morning, we did get a bit of a respite in the last hour or so, but now more rain is beginning to return. as we look a the radar in the last three hours, one wave of rain came early this morning in pennsylvania, but here comes another wave moving in. there's one are of very heavy rain crossing into central montgomery county heading to the north rapidly and continuing to move awa you see the light and dark blue, that is some light rain that stretches across much of virginia now, the panhandle of we
's expected to break today [ applause ] >> somebody needs to celebrate that moment. >> reporter: he's used to audiences hanging ones i every word. today eddie long's congregation is likely to be rapt in atntion like never before. members of his church and a satellite church in north carolina allegedly pressuring them into sex after they reached the legal age of concept. >> manipulation starts at 14 or 15 so basically they are indoctrinated into this man and then he goes forward with the next phase. so the law may not recognize that as child molestation, but manipulation of someone like this and abusing the ptoral relationship this way is not consent. >> reporter: long avoided the public spotlight, issuing messages through a spokespeon and his attorney who read a statement on a nationally syndicated radio talk show. >> let me be clear. the chargesgainst me and ne birth are false. i have devoted my life to helping others and these false allegations hurt me deep. but my faith is strong and the truth will emerge. >> reporter: debate on air and online has been passionate on both sides with the
capitol dome in the night sk things are heating up, but tom reminds us it is fall, it's not quite the same as a summer day. >> the heat only lts for a few hours in the middle part of the afternoon. unlike the summertime it's hot from 10:00 in the morning until 8:00 in the evening. it is going to be getting above 90 by midafternoon. a mild morning on this thursday morning. good morning, right now we've got a clear sky, storms are all gone and temperatures are generally in the 60s throughout much of the region. it's in the low 70s in washington and right near the chesapeake bay and the atlantic beaches. in the mountains of western maryland, west virginia this morning, weatherwatchers reporting it in the 50s to near 60 there. and around virginia's tide water and the lower eastern shore in the upper 60s. over the last 12 hours the storms have dissipated and a weak area of high pressure holding for us from maine down to georgia. and we'll have this dry pattern, and the excessive heat continuing tay and tomorrow. now today's record is 98. we probably won't be near that. but likely near or perhap
. they will meet sometime before november's general elections. >>> a u.s. delegation walked out when iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad said many people in the u.s. government were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. earlier, president barack obama urged world leaders to move ahead for the quest in the middle east. >>> we can have an agreement that will have an iependent, sovereign state of palestine living in peace with israel. >> president obama also revealed he plans to visit india and indonesia in november. >>> the most recent tax cuts enacted under president bush were the most sweeping tax cuts in a generation. if the cuts expire, every income level would expect significant tax increases next year. >>> stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. >>> what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and ha
setch for blocks. we are live on the scene. good morning. thanks for joining us for news 4 tmptd i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs. september 22nd, 2010. live look outside. 66 degrees right now. and astronomical fall is about to fall right here. >> it happens at 11:09 don't. t day will feel like summer. off to the west a big moon in the sky like a pizza pie. it's getting low in the sky now. it's about to set. i think it's pepperoni with double cheese. to the left of that is jupiter. right now, 68 in washington. milder morning. and it's in the six thrghout most of the region. 50s out of the mountains. low 60s around the bay and the eastern shore, virginia tidewater. we do have a mostly clear sky now. a disturbance producinghowers in eastern kentucky. that may be drifting up into the shenandoah valley. late afternoon, early this evening we might have a psing thunder shower here. partly cloudy with highs near 90. friday, again, like summer. so a three-day mini heat wave as we get io autumn. over the weekend turning cooler. >> tom, following breaking news. good news is things are
care law start today. we'll brk them down for you. good morning and thanks for joining us for "news 4 today," i'm eun yang. >> good morning to you, i'm joe krebs on this thursday, the 23rd day of september. let's take a live look outside right now. 73. pretty warm degrees for this time of year. it's autumn. ought to feel lik autumn. >> but it's not going to. >> didn't feel like yesterday. at least for part of the day. >> by dafternoon, was uncomfortably warm. looks like we're going to repeat that today. good morning, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. 70 by the day, 60s from the shenandoah valley to the atlantic beaches. montgomery, arlington, fairfax and prince george's counties in the upper 60s right now. ouof the mountains of western maryland, west virginia and many locations are just near 60. away from the waters on the eastern shore in the upper 60s. right around virginia tide water and southeastern virginia, low 70s. and over the last 12 hours we had those evening thundershowers coming through. but have now dissipated. we have a few clouds drifting in from the rest. afternoon highs
definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thursdayas caused by a resident who threw a cigarette butt in a flower plant on his deck. >> potting soil is not
any players. >>> also, they heard enough. what caused the u.s. delegation to walk out on a speaker at the united nations. > one more day for all those clinging [ male announcer ] the turn changes everything. ♪ the turnill make you think. ♪ make you re-examine your approach. change your line. innovate. and eate one of the world's fastest-reacting suspensions, reading the road 1,000 times per second. it's the turn that leads you somewhere new. introducing the new 2011 cts-v coupe. from cadillac. the new standard of the world. >>> weather and traffic on the ones. good morning. 5:11 on this friday morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. it is mild. it is muggy. temperatures in the 60s, 70s. watch out for the dense fog this morning. highs today, though, after the fog burns off and we get the sun back, into the mid-90s. that will exceed the record. tomorrow, cooler with a northwesbreeze. lots of is sun. increasing clouds sunday. much cooler. highs in thelow to mid-70s. there's a chance of an afternoon light shoer or sprinkle. rain likely first part of next week. ashley, how's the tra
. >>> everything. >> just about. good morning. thanks for joining us for news 4 today. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs on this monday, the 27th day of september, 2010. live look outside. you can see the rain falling this morning. and we need it. so that's a good thing. temperatures are cooler as well compared with last week. >> nice change, tom. >> yeah. also combined with the hot tears of espair. and we certainly do need the rain. continuing to see showers coming through. look at the radar over the last three hours or so. showers moving rather quickly. marching across virginia, west virginia, d.c. fom the south. areas of blue and green are generally lighter showers moving south to north. we have wet pavement around the region. that's fender-bender weather. leave early. 50s in the mountains. east of the blue ridge to the bay, 60s. bay east, low 70s. more rain on top from the southland all the way from the southeastern atlantic and the gulf of mexico. this moisture will come on through today and tomorrow. things settling down tomorrow afternoon. >> we are loading up rapidly along
it on to college. the u.s. ranks behind developed countries. about # 44% of marylanders hold college degrees. of of adults hold degrees. only 3%. 44% of ought virginia answerness we will. it would need to grow ery year. >>> the debate continues on the "today" show. matt lauer will sit down with president obama to talk about schools across the country. the exclusive live interview begins at 8:00 a.m. on nbc 4. >>> startedingtoay, new check points farther away during weekdays. signs will be posted alerting riders to the new walking pattern. it is in connection to a shooting earlier this year that ended with the gunman dead. >>> metro riders on the orange line will experience single tracking. between st fls church and west falls church will cause trains to share a track between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this will last until 8th of october. riders should not expect any delays during those hours from the work. >>> a traffic alert for drivers in virginia. new ramps are opening at the telegraph road interchange. a new ramp will be open from inner loop to telegraph ro north. 176b will give access to
. if you're watching us on wnne 31 white river junction in vermont. definitely more than just fixal. got all fired up. six artists from vermont in near buy shelburne at the shelburne museum. >>> the question is are you fired up today. >> i am a little bit. >> good. >> not sure why but i am. >> i haven't seen you for a while. all right. see you soon. here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. back in the '80s greed w good but today at the box office greed is just okay. the long awaited sequel wall street's money never sleeps won the box office title this week but fell short of expectations taking in only $19 million. the experts blamthat underperformance on failure to attract the younger crowd. a whopping 65% of wall street's audience was over the age of 30. also underperforming this weekend legend of the guardians, an animated fantasy adventure cost $130 million to make and some picked to win but it only managed second with a little over $16 million. perhaps the weekend's top performer was ben affleck's the town. that raid the ten-day total to over $49 miion givi
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